Friday, February 1, 2008

A small reminder

From a previous post:

Henri Christophe became President of Haiti in 1807. He writes of the French:
Have they not hung up men with heads downward, drowned them in sacks,
crucified them on planks, buried them alive, crushed them in mortars? Have they
not forced them to eat shit? And, having flayed them with the lash, have they
not cast them alive to be devoured by worms, or onto anthills, or lashed them to
stakes in the swamp to be devoured by mosquitoes? Have they not thrown them into
boiling cauldrons of cane syrup? Have they not put men and women inside barrels
studded with spikes and rolled them down mountainsides into the abyss? Have they
not consigned these miserable blacks to man eating-dogs until the latter, sated
by human flesh, left the mangled victims to be finished off with bayonet and

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